The Portrait (Magritte)

The Portrait (1935) is a painting by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte.

The Portrait
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ArtistRené Magritte
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions73.3 cm × 50.2 cm (28⅞ in × 19⅞ in)
LocationMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

It depicts an almost photo-realistic table setting with a slice of ham in the center, with an eye staring back at the viewer from the center of the ham.

This painting was once part of the private collection of the surrealist painter Kay Sage. In 1956 she donated it as a gift to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.[1]